Arrival of foreign tourists to Sistan, Baluchestan of Iran grows by 23%

Zahedan, Oct 7, IRNA - Director of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of Sistan and Baluchestan said the arrival of foreign tourists to the province in the first six months of this year grew by 23% in comparison with the same period in the previous year.

Alireza Jalalzaie said on Sunday that 105,139 foreign tourists traveled to Sistan and Baluchestan, which is 23 percent higher than last year's 85,000.

'The tourists have arrived in Sistan and Baluchestan from neighboring countries, and European countries such as Germany, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Britain, Australia and the Netherlands,' he added.

Director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of Sistan and Baluchestan stated, 'In addition to the ancient attractions of the province, the customs and traditions of the people were also very memorable for foreign tourists.'

Jalalzaie added, 'In recent years, the organization has been working on the development of tourism exhibitions in various countries such as Germany, Oman, etc., which have increased the presence of foreign tourists to this province.'

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